A Lagos socialite, Farida Sobowale, who is the founder of House of Phreeda, a skincare company on Thursday attempted to commit suicide, having packed her Lexus SUV on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos and attempted to jump into the lagoon.
Penpushing reports that the woman, who was dressed in a black outfit, as sighted in a viral video was promptly stopped by some passersby who held her and ensured the attempt was unsuccessful, while as at the time of filing this report the reason for attempted suicide was unclear.
The speculations and rumours, however, have it that her marriage, which began with a luxury wedding a few months ago in Lagos, and was attended by who is who in the Nigerian entertainment industry, which include Foluke Daramola, Fatiha Balogun, Bobrisky, Iyabo Ojo and others had crashed.
Penpushing further reports that the beauty entrepreneur was seen in the video crying and trying to attempt once more, while one of those holding her was heard saying they would take her to the police station.
The news of attempted suicide of Sobowale later got to some celebrities who have taken to social media to console her and show her support, and one of them Iyabo Ojo said she was on a call with the socialite until she diverted her attention.
‘Hmmmmm my darling, if I knew you had this on your mind, I wouldn’t have gotten off the phone with you. Of course, you knew what you wanted to do, but you diverted my attention elsewhere; a story for when we see (cos you’re going nowhere) thank God for the people who were there right on time to save the situation’, Ojo wrote.
‘God bless them, my love, this will definitely pass, the sun will shine again, your tomorrow will be better than your today, but for now just breathe, I love you so much, please stay strong…. I’m praying for you’, she added
Penpushing also reports that another of Sobowale’s friend, Nkechi Blessing prayed for strength for the socialite to pull through, stressing that not even everyone is strong enough to handle the pressure that comes from being trolled and bullied on Instagram.
‘Not everyone is strong enough to handle the pressure that comes from being trolled and bullied on Instagram. Dear ma @houseofphreedahbodycare, I pray that God gives you the strength to scale through, it’s a phase, and it shall pass’,Blessing wrote
‘I urge her close friends and family to please be with her at all times with close monitoring; trust me, this will only make you stronger. that if you keep your heart open, “that one man that will stand by you till the end of time will definitely find you’, Blessing wrote.
Penpushing further reports that as at the time of filing this report the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin was yet to react on issue any statement in regards the development.
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